Max Stirner

The Unique and Its Property

The Unique and Its Property brings to the world a radical view: egoism, the notion that the individual is the measure of all things. Max Stirner's opus first published in 1845. In the first new English-language translation since 1907.

Volume 2 Issue 3

Vol. II MAY, 1907 No.3

A Marxist Critique of Anarchism

Karl Marx and Mikhail Bakunin

Transcript of the opening remarks from a Marx Centenary special talk by Steve Coleman for the Socialist Party of Great Britain on 28 August 1982. Full audio recording also available online.

Karl Marx and the anarchists - Paul Thomas

Karl Marx and the Anarchists examines Marx's confrontations with anarchist theoreticians he encountered at various stages of his career as a revolutionist. Paul Thomas argued that Marx's attacks on Stirner, Proudhon, and Bakunin strongly influenced his own interpretation of revolutionary politics, and are of vital importance to an understanding of the subsequent enmity between Marxists and Anarchists.

On Stirner and Szeliga, 1882 - Edgar Bauer

Engels' sketch of 'Die Freien'.

Edgar Bauer's retrospective on Max Stirner and Seliga, written to John Henry Mackay.

Max Stirner - ed. Saul Newman

This edited collection explores Max Stirner's radical and contemporary importance as a political theorist.

Max Stirner: his life and his work - John Henry Mackay

Max Stirner

Max Stiner (1806-1856) was the philosopher of conscious egoism. His book Der Einzige und sein Eigenthum (1844; published in English as The Ego and His Own, 1907) is the fundamental work of that philosophy and the philosophical basis of individualist anarchism. The German poet and anarchist writer John Henry Mackay carefully researched Stimer's life and published his biography in 1 897, with a third, definitive edition in 1914. This is the first translation into English.

Stirner: the ego and his own - Max Baginski

Article originally published in Mother Earth magazine in May 1907, drawing anarchist communist conclusions from Max Stirner's classic individualist text, The ego and its own.

The ego and its own - Max Stirner

Max Stirner

Although his 'individualist anarchism' has been largely repudiated today, Max Stirner was an important Young Hegelian thinker and contemporary of Marx. His major work, The Ego and its Own, has been a significant point of reference in the anarchist tradition.

Stirner, Feurbach, Marx and the Young Hegelians - David McLellan

A summary of Stirner's ideas and their strong impact on his fellow Young Hegelians. McLellan asserts that Stirner's influence on Marx has been under-estimated and that he "played a very important role in the development of Marx's thought by detaching him from the influence of Feuerbach", his static materialism and his abstract humanism. Stirner's critique of communism (which Marx considered a caricature) also obliged Marx to refine his own definition. Stirner's concept of the "creative ego" is also said to have influenced Marx's concept of "praxis".